Niger RAMP links 395 communities with 580km access roads

July 12, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP) in Niger has constructed and rehabilitated access roads of over 580km to link over 395 communities the state, the state coordinator of the project, Hassan Baba Etsu, has said. Etsu disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Minna at the weekend, adding that the rural access roads have opened up economic and Read More

Survivors, victims and communities affected by mass killings deserve empathy, dignity, closure

July 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Conclusions from the 2020 Annual Lecture of the Molluma Medico-Legal Centre at House of Justice, Kaduna, 25 June, 2020*   _“These killings will not stop until no one benefits from them.”_ Gloria Mabeiam  Ballason, Executive Director, Molluma Medico-Legal Centre. Survivors, victims and communities affected by mass killings deserve empathy from government as well as dignity and closure. This was the highlight of Read More

In Anambra, abandoned bridge near collapse… residents, commuters groan as 5 communities face cut-off

July 1, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least five communities in Awka north Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state may soon become totally inaccessible as Obibia bridge which is connecting them to Awka, the state capital city and others is at verge of collapsing.Obibia bridge, constructed around 2012, which has turned a deathtrap is a border between Isuaniocha in Awka North LGA and Okpuno in Read More

IDPs: Dangote Foundation donates relief materials, N5m to Katsina, FOMWAN

June 24, 2020 David Agba 0

Succor has come the way of thousands of internally displaced persons in Katsina state with the donation of relief materials and a cash sum of N5 million towards their welfare by the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) While the relief materials comprising of 10,000 pieces of sleeping mats, 10,000 cardigans and sweaters, as well as 10,000 assorted blankets were donated to Read More

UNICEF, NPC decry low birth registration in Ebonyi

June 16, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF) and National Population Commission (NPC) Ebonyi state have decried  the low birth registration  in the state. UNICEF and NPC made this known on Monday during flag off of sensitisation and advocacy campaign on birth registration in communities in the state.  The organisations called on stakeholders in the 13 local government areas of the state to support them Read More

Democracy Day: Diri restates commitment to equity, prosperity agenda

June 11, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration remained committed to the ideals of equity and inclusiveness that June 12 represents. Governor Diri, who stated this in his Democracy Day message to Bayelsans, assured that he had no greater obligation than ensuring that people of the state lived in peace in order to attract the desired prosperity he promised. He Read More

COVID-19: Allow farmers free movement of agriculture produce, Kwara CP sensitises operatives

June 4, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state Commissioner of Police and  Chairman Joint Techmical Task Team  (JTTT) on COVID-19 setup to ease challenges of movement of food items and Agricultural imputes, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, has directed security agencies manning border communities across the state to allow unhindered passage of food items and agricultural produce amidst travels restriction. Speaking with journalists during a sensitisation visit to Read More

Security: Community policing kicks off in FCT as Minister inaugurates committee squad

June 1, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has inaugurated a 16-member State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC), to help in reducing crime rate in FCT communities. The SCPAC is also expected to deepen the trust between the communities and the law enforcement agencies. Inaugurating the committee in Abuja Monday, Bello noted that community policing, the world Read More

Uneasy calm in Anambra communities over cultural tie

May 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two Anambra communities, Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area and Agukwu-Nri in Anaocha local government area may be in for a sour relationship should they not settle their recent claims and counter claims of cultural tie to a dynasty.  OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU writes on the recent claims that is about tearing the once-peaceful neighbours apart. Nri and Enugwu-Ukwu are among the Read More

The obnoxious regard for Hausa writers

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In Nigeria, any local literature could expect to become a derision to the supercilious English grandiloquence which pretends to be more cerebral than others. This folk of people with a frivolous attitude towards their lingos are incontrovertibly having their brains inverted brimming with superficiality of the whites. This might sound grievous I know but I just can’t hesitate to be Read More

Sule, Ortom hail Buhari for deploying troops to North Central

May 20, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, and his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom Wednesday, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for deploying Air force to tackle insecurity in the North Central geo-political zone.They gave the commendation during a joint security meeting in Guma local government area of Benue state, a border community. The two governors explained that the deployment has further added Read More

COVID-19: Buhari receives report from PTF, to address Nigerians Monday

May 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday received briefing from members of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha.The president would address Nigerians following the expiration of the first phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown that was imposed on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kano, Read More

Rainstorm kills one, renders over 500 homeless in Delta

April 27, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Heavy rainstorm has wrecked havoc rendering over 500 people in five communities in Isoko North local government area of Delta state homeless.  The heavy rainfall, accompanied by storm, killed one person and left the people in tears of agony at the weekend. Some of the residents of the communities were hospitalised as result of the terrible storm.  Also, many people were injured in Read More

Anambra 2021: Zone guber ticket to south, Monarch tells PDP, APC, others

April 27, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Traditional Ruler of Nawgu, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra state, His Royal Highness Igwe George E. Okaa-Onwuogu, has enjoined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties in the state to zone their gubernatorial slots to the southern part of the state for equity and fairness.Anambra South had produced Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife (January 1992 Read More

Your projects ‘ll be a reference point in Yobe, Buni tells NNPC, Shell

April 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has commended the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Petroleum Development Company for construction of new blocks of class rooms and upgrading of old structures in the communities ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in the state. Buni represented by the Executive Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Professor Musa Alabe, Read More

COVID -19: Group distributes protective materials to Kaduna community

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Crock City Homecoming Group, a community advancement initiative, has distributed protective materials to Kufana community in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, to check the spread of coronavirus. The project coordinator of the group, Timothy Felix, made this known Tuesday. Felix said the group had distributed 100 hand sanitisers and face masks to the community, He said the gesture Read More

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Coronavirus not a myth, NGO cautions rural communities

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Waves of Success Foundation, a nongovernmental organisation has cautioned rural communities against believing insinuations that coronavirus pandemic was a myth or big man’s disease. The chairman and  chief executive officer of the foundation, Mr Ocholi Yusuf, made the call at the commencement of the second phase of distribution of one million hand sanitisers and Preventive Sensitization in Kogi East Senatorial Read More

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Niger rules out further dialogue with bandits

March 27, 2020 Editor 0

Few days after the massacre of 27 security operatives by bandits, Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello has declared that henceforth, there will no longer be dialogue between armed bandits and government in the state. Governor Sani Bello stated this  when he received in audience security chiefs led by DIG AbdulMajid Ali and AIG Zone 7 Hosae Karma at the Government House Read More

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Rescue us from herdsmen killings, Middle Belt begs Buhari

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has expressed shock at the recent attacks by suspected armed herdsmen on Waya in Jato-Aka and Mbanyiar communities in Kwande and Guma local government areas of Benue state, stressing that the situation, if not urgently arrested, would result to anarchy in the state. While the attack on Waya in Jato-Aka led to the death of Read More

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Perpetrators of Kaduna killings callous, inhuman – ACF

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said it is deeply touched by the killing of innocent lives and destruction of property by armed bandits in some communities in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna state and other parts of the country. National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, stated this in a statement issued Tuesday in Kaduna Read More

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Senator seeks cooperation of Ondo community over prepaid meters

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo south senatorial district in the National Assembly, has sought the cooperation of Ode-Aye community and the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over the sales and installation of prepaid meters.In a statement by his media aide, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, on Sunday in Okitipupa, Tofowomo said his intervention had laid to rest the contention between the communities Read More

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SOS on Dakwa bridge collapse

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The heavy rainfall last year has cut off many communities with other major cities and townships, one of such affected communities is the Dakwa, a suburb along the border between Bwari area council, FCT and Tafa local government in Niger state. The community situated along the old Abuja-Kaduna road starts from the popularly Madalla Junction to Dei Dei. The road Read More

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UNICEF rolls out child-friendly community initiative in Adamawa

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has introduced Child Friendly Community Initiative (CFCI) programme to cover Adamawa and 14 other states in the country, the Head of UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, Mr Bhanu Pathak has said. Pathak made this  Tuesday in Yola while addressing stakeholders from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)in Adamawa on the implementation of the programme. He said the Read More